No Malawi artist nominated for African music awards

No Malawian artist has been nominated for this year’s African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), announced Monday, July 20.

The award ceremony will be co-hosted by Africa’s celebrated comedians Basketmouth and Anne Kansiime.

The award ceremony will be co-hosted by Africa’s celebrated comedians Basketmouth and Anne Kansiime.

AFRIMMA celebrates African music and heritage, and the second edition of the annual awards is set to take place on October 10 in Dallas, USA.

This comes after Malawi also missed out on the recent MTV Africa Music Awards (Mamas), held last Saturday in South Africa.

In the 2015 AFRIMMAs, which has 28 categories comprising eight artists each, Malawi is the only country seemingly missing from the list in this part of Africa where neighbouring nations Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia have been nominated.

Other SADC countries on the list are Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, with notable nominees including Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Zeus, Cleo Ice Queen, Toya Delazy, Slap Dee, The Dogg, Lizha James, Donald and Vee, among others.

Some continental male heavyweights nominated are Nigeria’s P-Square, Olamide, Flavour, Davido, Timaya and Wizkid; Ghana’s Sarkodie and Stonebwoy; Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz and DR Congo’s Fally Ipupa.

Notable female nominees are Nigerian Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade; Ghanaian Wiyaala; Kenyan Victoria Kimani and South Africa’s Bucie.

AFRIMMA is a highly anticipated award show celebrating the beauty of African music and artistry with many of the biggest names on the African music roster already confirmed for this year’s edition which promises to be a grand occasion.

The award show will honor some of the world’s top African musical artists, producers and cultural influencers. The star studded event will attract guests from all over Africa and other cities throughout the United States as well as guests and honorees from various African countries.

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11 thoughts on “No Malawi artist nominated for African music awards”

  1. Ana gwaladi angalandire award?

  2. loyal member says:

    y u pipo kukamba zandale pa nkhan ya music hav u seen peter akuyimba haha anthu enanu ndinu opusa yambani kuimba mwina zanuzo zipita kuma award kkk

  3. Myao says:

    YEAH DANE, why holding an African event of this magnitude in US? I guess there’s no cause for worry then as it is for Afri-American dudes. We’re africans to the core!

  4. Zanga Phee! says:

    At the 51 independent okay cool, we can see former ministers in financial constraints,current ministers failing to care for her Mum nine months in her womb raising her to that extend of a minister and called Mrs,selling the same tomatoes to cutter for school fees,what do expect from such people Nation it will be poor poor poor i think our grand grand parents are not happy with this conduct?so does this mean Kaliati anavinidwa ndakula or not because at any cost she wouldn’t treat her mum in this way what ever the case may be. I mean how does she feel.But does s he have some visits with her private friends from neighboring countries or not because i don’t think somebody with a friends would not allow this happen in fearing of being ashamed when friends comes.See my name.

  5. Wozinyanyala says:

    They are not nominating musicians from a village. Malawi is not a country….its a village in a would be or used to be country. Malawi will only compete if it was a competition in STEALING ….a small stupid village managed by idiots who are only good at stealing. …dont expect anything good.

  6. dane says:

    why holding the function in usa. dats the first reason why malawi is missing on the list most of the africans we look dowm upon our safe. this is our function why holding it in usa shame on us

  7. Vuto sichina ayi!!!! There trash music in malawi!!!! Stupidity at all levels!!! Ambiri amaimba zakuthako!!!! Ya!!! If a cabinet minister miserably fails to take care of her biological mother,what can u expect from that kind of country, only trash!!! Trash country men, trash technocrats, trash ministers, trash/ stupid president!!! Everything trash!!! Manyi paliponse!!!! Dziko la zipwisi ndi manyi!!!!!

  8. Issa says:

    Food 4 thought.

  9. VIYAZI TEMBO says:

    SIES!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Poor Malawi says:

    My poor country!! Why are Malawians missing in our own continent at the time some fellow Malawians are receiving honorary PhD and Masters in Musicology?

    Mneneri salemekezeka kwawo!!!!!!!!!!

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